Increased demand spurs long outages

GURUGRAM: Power outages had been reported from a number of areas of the city on Saturday as upward thrust in temperature led to an building up in demand.
Residents said energy cuts happened most commonly all over mornings and afternoons. Meanwhile, energy discom DHBVN estimated that this yr demand may go beyond 300 lakh units per day.

Residents of Sushant Lok 2, Palam Vihar, DLF four and surrounding areas complained that outages turned into frequent over the last two days.

“There were 2-3 hours of energy outages in Sushant Lok 2 and they have turn out to be common once more,” said Sanchit Verma, a resident.

“Why did we have the ‘preventive maintenance’ shutdowns by way of DHBVN in preparation for the summers? Furthermore, it’s difficult getting thru their helpline and then the complaint lodged is promptly closed and reflected as ‘resolved,’ even if it isn’t in truth. There is no doubt a disconnect between the ground degree workforce and SDO administrative center,” Verma added.


Residents said after they name officers, they both don’t take calls or inform them that there has been a fault in the energy house. Discom additionally got here beneath fire not too long ago when rains caused massive energy crises in the city as almost every sector reported mid-night outages with some complaining that they had to sit thru all of the evening waiting for electrical energy to come again.


“Five-six hour long outages have turn out to be an ordinary occurrence right here,” said Anil Puri, a resident of DLF four.


TOI spoke to discom officers who said that these outages came about in the community on the transformer degree. “If there's a feeder degree outage, we will inform cosnumers it an afternoon earlier,” said K C Aggarwal, superintendent engineer, new Gurgaon circle.


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